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Monday, June 18 • 17:00 - 18:00
What's New in RPG?

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The V7 releases of RPG have radically changed the language. Among other new features, you can now code file and data declarations completely free format. And along with that comes the ability to code completely free format RPG with NO 80 columns restrictions!Any day now, if IBM follow the usual TR pattern, there will be new RPG features to talk about and you can be sure that Jon will provide details and worked examples of the latest and greatest.Other updates to be covered include:- Extensions to RPG's error handling model, which make it much simpler to ensure that things are tidied up in the event of an exception. - New direct inline coding eases the coding (and subsequent understanding of) nested Data Structures in free format. - Performance improvements for large return values that can make your subprocedures easier to deploy as web services.- Support For Alias Names- New and Updated BIFs - Including Scan/Replace, Minimum and Maximum- And more ...

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Jon Paris

Chief cook and bottle washer, Partner400
Jon's IBM midrange career started when he fell in love with the System/38 while working as a consultant. This love affair ultimately led him to joining IBM. | In 1987, Jon was hired by the IBM Toronto Laboratory to work on the S/36 and S/38 COBOL compilers. Subsequently Jon became... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:00
Orchidea B

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